Saturday, January 5, 2008
"I make jewelry because I love it and because I am nothing if I can't create. I love both new and old materials, I love unusual techniques and combinations, I love color and the way jewelry adorns a body."
Here's a little ode to one of my very favourite Etsy jewellers, AncaNY. This Romanian-born, New York-dwelling artisan jeweller creates stunning works of almost poetic beauty. (Above is a photo of her "La Reine" necklace, below is "Indian Summer".)
Not only is her jewellery divine, but she packages everything in the most sumptuous way. Receiving a parcel from her is a real experience!
I have a few of her pieces, and look forward to acquiring more, more more. Thank you so much for your wonderful work, Anca!
Please visit AncaNY's Etsy store for more beauty ...
Here's a little piece I made recently. I love assembling collages on acid-free illustration board -- it's so stable and smooth that it's great both for painting and pasting. It's also very easy to mail, which makes it a great support for pieces that are going to be popped in the post!
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Above: Chloe Earrings: beautiful stained and polished wooden beads topped with intricate brass bead caps and hung from brass kidney wires. These measure almost 2.5 inches from the tops of the wires.
Above: Viola Earrings: five substantial links of antiqued copper chain, with faceted firepolished crystal beads, finished with handmade copper earwires and headpins. These measure 1.75 inches from the bottom of the earwires.
Above: Charmaine Earrings: delicious caramel and brown handmade glass squares drizzled with pale blue and topped and tailed with brown glass cubes, all on brass findings. 1 inch tall from bottom of the french ear wires.
Above: Nirena Earrings -- brass filigree beads suspended from brass kidney wires. These measure 2 inches from the top of the ear wires.
Above: Antonia Earrings -- faceted peach aventurine beads with brass beadcaps, headpins and kidney wires.
Above: Miranda Earrings: 12 mm sponge coral beads with brass beadcaps, headpins and kidney wires.
Above: Juno Earrings: five substantial links of antiqued copper chain, with faceted peach aventurine rondelles, finished with handmade copper earwires and headpins. These measure 1.75 inches from the bottom of the earwires.
Above: Octavia Earrings: little faceted rondelles of green aventurine combined with brass bead caps, headpins and kidney wires.